The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.



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Fleck, David Lee
David Lee Fleck - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 1987 - David Lee Fleck, late of Pueblo, died unexpectedly July 7, 1987. Survived by his wife, Cheryl K. Fleck; daughter, Amanda Fleck and stepson, Sean Pruitt, all of Pueblo; mother, Kathleen Williams, Pueblo; sisters, Jacqueline (Tony) Register, Hartford, Ala.; Dorothy Bennett, Tennessee; brothers, Ronnie and Eddie Fleck, both of California; and Franklin F. (Ginny) Fleck, Suffield, Ohio. Born July 2, 1944, in Akron, Ohio, and was a Pueblo resident since 1984. Veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. and Mrs. Fleck were married Aug. 3, 1979, in Pueblo. At his request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. The family may be contacted at 3909 Azalea.

Fleckinger, W. H.
W. H. Fleckinger - Albuquerque Morning Journal - September 21 1910 - Brakeman Killed - The hanging bridge of the Denver and Rio Grande railroad in the Royal Gorge was the scene of a freight wreck today, when the engine leaped from the track and fell into the river twenty feet below. Brakeman W. H. Fleckinger was killed and Engineer Nolan and fireman Beecher were injured.

Fleckner, Albert August
Albert August Fleckner – Pueblo Chieftain – January 20, 1937 – Fleckner, Albert August, services 2 p.m. Thursday, Davis mortuary chapel. To Roselawn.

Fleitis, Frientafolas
Frientafolas Fleitis – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Frientafolas Fleitis is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Frientafolas Fleitis: Greek, age 26, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Fleming, Herman Lloyd
Herman Lloyd Fleming - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2000 - Herman Lloyd Fleming, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at his home in Pueblo. Fowler resident 1959 to 1981, where he owned Fleming Chevrolet Co., Fleming Used Cars, and Fowler R.V. Park. Member Christian Church, Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90, Veteran World War II, past president of Fowler Lions Club, two terms, American Legion Post No. 10. Survived by wife, Genevieve of the home; one son, Robert (Donna) Fleming of Zion, Ill.; three sisters; three brothers, including Gene Fleming of Pueblo; and five grandchildren. At his request, cremation. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. Interment of cremains at Manzanola Cemetery.

Fleming, Leslie W.
Leslie W. Fleming - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 1999 - Leslie W. Fleming of Shawnee Mission, Kan., was born in Herrington, Kan., on March 20, 1927, and passed away on Sept. 5, 1999, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was married for 50 years to his wife, Mariam, who survives. Also survived by daughter, Christine (Jim) Snyder, and granddaughter, Jennifer, all of Pueblo West. He made many acquaintances while tending to his daughter's yard during his regular visits to Pueblo West. , 7 p.m. Monday, D.W. Newcomer's Sons, Overland Park, Kan.

Fleming, Madge M.
Madge M. Fleming - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2005 - Madge M. Fleming, 92, was called away by the Lord on July 26, 2005. Gram, as she was affectionately known by family and friends, was born May 24, 1913, in Melbourne, Ark. She was predeceased by her loving husband H. Woodrow Fleming; parents, David and Fanny Smith; sisters, Hazel Watson, Snodie Cooper; and son-in-law, J. Mike Tafoya. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Sue Tafoya of Pueblo; son, Bob (Mary) Fleming of Pueblo; six grandchildren, Jeff Tafoya of Cypress, Texas, Terri (Ronnie) Ortiz of Pueblo, Jon (Nancy) Tafoya of Phoenix, Ariz., Reina (Ernie) Carrasco of The Woodlands, Texas, John Fleming of Pueblo and Jana (James) Warren of Pueblo; nine great-grandchildren, Brandi Ortiz of Pueblo, Ryan (Alecia) Ortiz of Kingwood, Texas, Tyler Ortiz of White Bear Lake, Minn., Bobbi Lynn Fleming of Grand Junction, Colo., Corban, Jacob and Calyx Warren of Pueblo, Crystal and Bethany Tafoya of Phoenix, Ariz.; one great-great grandchild, Brooklyn Dash-Ortiz of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Madge retired from Dana Corporation after 25 years of service and never forgot the many friends she worked with. The highlight of her life was being surrounded by her family. One of her greatest enjoyments was dining out with family and friends and was an avid baseball fan. She was devoted to her three cats, Fudge, Snoopy and Kitty Gray. Gram will be greatly missed by family and all who knew her. Viewing will be at the funeral home, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, with family present from 4 to 7 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2005, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Fleming, Peter
Peter Fleming - Trinidad Enterprise – August 15, 1873 – Peter Fleming a well-known miner, who has resided in the vicinity of Central since 1860, was killed by a fall, Thursday, from a quartz bucket to the bottom of a shaft, on Clayton's claim, American Flag mine, west end of Nevada. He fell 188 feet. – Register

Flemmer, Harland Andrew
Harland Andrew Flemmer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1986 - Harland Andrew Flemmer, 69, of Rye, passed away Sept. 23, 1986, in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by wife, Eleanor M. Crangle, parents, one brother, and two sisters. He is survived by two daughters, Sheila (Paul) Clements, Elk Grove Village, Ill. ; and Mary (Richard) Husman, Brookings, S.D.; son, Thomas Flemmer, Parker, Colo.; close friend, Lil Hurtado, Pueblo; four grandchildren; two brothers, Gordon and Melvin; two sisters, Ruby Cole and Elaine Fernelius. A funeral Mass was held Sept. 27, 1986, in Brookings, S.D., with interment at St. Michael Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Flemming, Delbert Dale
Delbert Dale Flemming - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2005 - Delbert Dale Flemming, 72, formerly of Commerce City and Westcliffe, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died April 27, 2005, in his home. Survived by his wife, Janice Flemming; children, Delbert Dale Flemming Jr., Debbie Hubbard, Raymond McNabb, Wanda Sulley and Dory Miller. Preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, two brothers, one sister and a daughter, Deanna Lynn Bellis. Dale was born in Cheyenne County, Kan., and resided in Pueblo West with his beloved wife, Janice, and dog, "Suzie." He served his country in the Korean War and received many medals before returning home. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2005, at Majestic Baptist Church, 494 E. Hemlock Drive, Pueblo West, with Pastor Scott Bailey officiating. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Flemming, Edward
Edward Flemming - Walsenburg World – February 22, 1912 - Died at Rouse, Colo., February 12, 1912 Edward Flemming age 10 years and 24 days.

Fletcher, Hilda A.
Hilda A. Fletcher - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2004 - Hilda A. Fletcher, 95, passed away on Jan. 28, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Guy E. Fletcher, sons, James E. and William E. Fletcher and three sisters and one brother. Survived by daughters, Nancy (Ed) Hahn and Shirley Paglione; daughter-in-law, Donna J. Fletcher whom she lived with for 25 years; five grandchildren, Jerry (Cecelia) Hahn, Kathy (Mark) Hurd, Brad (Denise) Paglione, Gina (Jason) Davies, Tina Paglione. Also six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Fletcher was a loving wife, mother and mother-in-law dedicated to her family and friends. She was a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Graveside service will be held Jan. 30, 2004 at Imperial Gardens at 2:00 p.m.

Fletcher, Willard M.
Willard M. Fletcher - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1998 - Willard M. Fletcher passed away July 3, 1998. Preceded in death by wife, Francis- and parents, William and Minnie Fletcher- three sisters- and two brothers. Survived by niece, Janice (Richard) McGlashon, Winter Springs, Fla.- and several out of town nieces- nephews and cousins. Retired from CF&I Steel Mill, active member of the Fraternal Order and Eagles No. 145. , 2 p.m. Friday, July 10, 1998, T.G. Rose Chapel.

Fletcher, William E.
William E. Fletcher - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2003 - William E. Fletcher, 69. Born Nov. 10, 1933, passed away Feb. 12, 2003. He is preceded in death by Guy Fletcher, father; James Fletcher, brother; William Hahn, nephew. He is survived by Hilda Fletcher, mother; Nancy (Ed) Hahn, Shirley Paglione, sisters; Donna Fletcher, sister-in-law; Leah Forsythe, aunt; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friend Betty Southwick. Graveside services 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, Imperial Memorial Gardens

Flick, Francis Jr.
Francis "Gene" Flick Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 1987 - Francis "Gene" Flick Jr., lifetime resident of Pueblo, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by parents, Francis E. Flick Sr., Ella Nora Calkins, and stepfather, Joe Calkins, all of Pueblo. Also survived by daughter, Shanda Sue Flick, Colorado City; sister, Patricia (Charles) Guis, Pueblo; two brothers, Barney (Janet) Flick, Canon City, Harold Flick, Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graduated from Central High School in 1964. Served in the Vietnam tour with the U.S. Navy and later in the Army National Guard in Canon City. Born May 7, 1946. Mr. Flick worked nine years for a Goodyear store and service station in Pueblo. Service, 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation, 3 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Flick, Richard L. Jr.
Richard L. Flick Jr. – Pueblo Chieftain – August 13, 2006 - Richard L. Flick Jr., 55, passed away Aug. 10, 2006. He is survived by his children, Richelle (Jeremy) O' Shea and Jeremy Flick; grandchildren, Justice, Calista and Deagan; mother, Geraldine Flick; brother, Bear (Nancy) Flick; and sisters, Linda (Gary) Dionese and Maureen (Mike) Toribio. Richard was the owner of Pueblo Brake and Clutch. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Flick, Richard LeRoy
Richard LeRoy Flick - Pueblo Chieftain & Star Journal - April 8, 1981 - Richard LeRoy Flick, 20 Dartmouth, died April 7. Owner-operator of Pueblo Brake & Clutch Inc. Survivors include wife, Mrs. Geraldine M. Flick, family home, four children and two brothers. T. G. McCarthy.

Flinn, Thelma G.
Thelma G. Flinn - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2000 - Thelma G. Flinn, 80, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Las Animas, Colo., died Oct. 26, in Wheatridge, Colo. She was the widow of John M. Flinn. Survived by daughter, Joan (Bill) Martine of Aurora, Colo.; three grandchildren; and a sister, Esther Hudnall of Helena, Mont. Graveside memorial service at Fort Lyon National Cemetery, 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30.

Flinner, Jean
Jean Flinner - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1998 - Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 - Jean Flinner, 64, passed away on Aug. 15, 1998, after a valiant battle with cancer. She maintained her inner strength and humor to the end. She was born on June 10, 1934, in Viroqua, Wis., to Margaret Briggson & Alf Langhus. Married Bob Flinner on June 24, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo. She earned degrees in English literature and religion. She was a Chaplain in the Pastoral Care department of Holy Cross Hospital for many years where she touched many people. A member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Survived by her husband, Bob- daughter, Susan (Chuck) Wiley- sons, Rex (Paige), Mark (Laura), John, Matt (Judith)- and 11 grandchildren- mother, Margaret- sister, Linda (Chuck) Eisenbeis- brothers- brothers, Mons (Laura) Langhus, Peter (Becky) Langhus- and many nieces and nephews. She loved reading, cooking and traveling, but most of all she loved her family. She will be remembered and missed by all. A will be held at 11 a.m., Aug. 22, 1998, in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 2500 E. 3900 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Family and friends may call Aug. 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Flint, Clarence E.
Clarence E. Flint - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 2001 - Clarence E. Flint, 89, of Colorado City, passed away Sept. 30, 2001, at home. Survived by his loving wife, Betty; daughter, Wanda (A.M.) Brookshire, Nacogdoches, Texas; stepdaughters, Nancy (Larry) Mason, Grand Junction, Linda (Mickey) Barnhart, Cheyenne, Wyo., Shirley (Richard) Pool, Rye, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three nieces, Lillian (Walt) Schmidt, Mary Ellen (Henry) Sonius, both of Spencer, Iowa, Brenda (Dave) Boynton, Bettendorf, Iowa; nephew, Thoral (Nancy) All, Fort Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his first wife, Fern Houghton. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lois Anderson; brothers, Eber Flint, Raymond Flint; daughters, Kathleen Flint and Iris Jones. Clarence came to the Rye area in 1946, where he ranched and worked for School District 70, retiring in 1976. He enjoyed his winters in Texas. He loved to golf, had a passion for fishing and enjoyed the mountains. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, Huerfano Lodge No. 27. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Rye Home Methodist Church in Rye, Colo. Cremation to follow at Imperial Crematory with private inurnment at a later date. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office in his memory. October 03, 2001 - Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Rye Home Methodist Church in Rye, Colo. Cremation to follow at Imperial Crematory with private inurnment at a later date. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office in his memory.

Flock, Earl
Earl Flock - Huerfano World - October 23, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1956: Died, Earl Flock, the brother of Mrs. Charles Ottinger and Mrs. Elva Sharpless.  He was buried in Oklahoma.

Flock, Harvey Allen
Harvey Allen Flock - Huerfano World - July 31, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1948: Died, Harvey Allen Flock, brother of Eva Sharpless, Wilma Ottinger, Roy, Earl and Millard Flock, in Canon City.

Flock, Hazel
Hazel Flock - Huerfano World - March 11, 1982 - Mrs. Hazel Flock, 82, of Pueblo, formerly of La Veta, died Mar. 3, 1982 at Parkview Hospital. Born near Aguilar Dec. 25, 1899, at the age of three she went to La Veta with her family. She lived in La Veta until 1946. Moving to Pueblo she was employed a number of years with Parkview Hospital as a nurse's aide. She had lived at Mesa Towers until a few years ago when her health required care at Pueblo Manor. Mrs. Flock taught school in her earlier years at Rattlesnake Buttes. She is survived by her son, Lloyd Flock, Wichita, KS. Her husband, Roy, four brothers and sisters, and a daughter, June Norris, all preceded her in death. Graveside service was Monday in La Veta Cemetery. Boise Almont was in charge.

Floersheim, Milton Jr.
Milton Floersheim Jr. – Albuquerque Journal – March 26, 2000 - Milton Floersheim Jr., age 81, died on March 21, 2000 at Miners Colfax Medical Center. He was born on January 28, 1919 in Trinidad, the son of the late Milton and Fanny (Abenheimer) Floersheim of Roy, NM. He graduated from Roy High School in 1936 and from UNM in 1940 and St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1943. He served in the US Navy in the South Pacific from 1944 to 1946. He married Dorothy Hefferman on April 28, 1944 in Buffalo, New York. He practiced medicine in Roy, NM until he began his practice in Raton on June 14, 1948. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Ballut Abyad Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters, and was a life member of the Raton Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Floersheim of the family home in Raton; daughter, Linda Stafford and husband, Bill of Marietta, GA; sons, Ray Floersheim and wife, Jane of Raton, Milton Floersheim III and wife, Cathy of Farmington; sister-in-law, Phyllis of Roy and Lynn and husband, Carl of Albuquerque; brother-in-law, Donald Hefferman and wife, Pat of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren, Shannon Stafford, Kara Brumley and husband, Scott, Ryan, Ross, Tyson, Summer and Kevin Floersheim. At Dr. Floersheim's request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Contributions may be made to the Bab-B-L Shrine Club, Children's Hospital Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 8410, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87198. Arrangements for Milton Floersheim Jr. are by the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home, Raton, NM.

Flood, David William
David W. Flood - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2002 - David W. Flood, 29, passed away May 25, 2002, as the result of an automobile accident which occurred on Friday, May 24, 2002. Survived by his wife, Amy; sons, Donovan and Dalton; daughter, Alliyah; mother, April (Mark) Isringhausen; father, Ted (Bonnie) Flood; brother, William Russell Dotson III; mother-in-law, Jan Phannenstiel; grandmothers, Dorothy C. James and Jean (Dennis) Barnum; aunts, Sharon (John) Pisciotta, Susan (Max) Pietropaollo, Cheryl (George Bruno) Wingard, Chris (Jim) Lehman, Carolyn (Paul) Maes, Shelly (Gary) Meyers, Linda (Steve) Antonavich, Patty (Jack) Mayeda; uncles, Jim Wingard and Bob (Carolyn) Flood; nephews, Christopher Shumake and Justin Todisco; numerous cousins, and special longtime friend, Skip (Corina) Sprouse. Also survived by William Russell Dotson Jr., Lyle Ploog and Sam James. Preceded in death by his sister, Charity A. (neé Flood) Carcel; grandfathers, Roy P. James, Donald C. Flood and Harry D. Johnson; and great-grandmother, Gladys James. Born Nov. 16, 1972, in Pueblo, David was a graduate of South High School. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Army and currently was serving in the Reserve National Guard. He was employed by Dominion Correction Services, L.L.C. and was working at the prison facility in Crowley. David enjoyed playing frisbee golf and riding his bicycle. He was a good friend, always ready to lend a hand whenever needed; and he was proud of his time in the armed forces and extremely proud of his family, whom he loved and cherished greatly. David will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew him, worked with him and loved him. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview. Full military honors and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials for his children's education, c/o the funeral home.

Flood, Thomas R.
Thomas R. Flood - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1999 - Thomas R. Flood, passed away Feb. 13, 1999, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Salida, Colo., to Frank and Camilla Flood, who precede him in death. Survived by brothers, Frank Flood, Colorado Springs, and James Flood, Sacramento, Calif.- and by his sister, Nora Anzick of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Patrick Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at 123 Michigan St. after the interment.

Florence, Lucille Heid
Lucille Heid Florence - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1999 - Lucille Heid, 78, died June 27, 1999, at University Park Care Center in Pueblo. She was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Kirtland, N.M., to Guy Neill and Hazel Gierhart. She was an elementary school teacher and a lifelong member of Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Penrose. Lucille was a teacher for 32 years in Florence School District RE2J. In 1946 she married Lawrence Heid. Preceded in death by husband and a brother, Thomas Neill. Survived by children, Anne(David) Kouba, Larry (Jimmy) Heid and Dennis (Stacy) Heid- sister, Elizabeth Doertenbach- sister-in-law, Charlotte Shea- three grandchildren, Shere Irvine, Matt (Heather) Kouba and Mitch Kouba. Funeral, 10:30 a.m. today, Kirkwood Memorial Presbyterian Church in Penrose with the Rev. Dave Briebach and Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Burial, Beaver Park Cemetery, Penrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lucille's memory to Kirkwood Memorial Presbyterian Church of Penrose or the Lake Avenue Baptist Church of Pueblo. Family welcome at Larry and Jimmy Heid's home at 435 Golden Circle, Penrose, after the service.

Flores, Bernadine Lara
Bernadine Lara Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1997 - Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors, Inc. - Bernadine Lara Flores departed this life on July 22, 1997, after a brief illness. Bernadine was born on May 20, 1925, in Arenal, Jalisco, Mexico, to Bonafacio and Eufemia (Lara) Adame, who precede her in death. Bernadine was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, the Legion of Mary Auxiliary, Guadalajara, Jalisca and was a ``Hija de Maria y del Monte Carmelo," a daughter of Mary and of Mount Carmel and ``Accion Catolica," Catholic Action and was also active in the Democratic Party. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and playing bingo. Bernadine was married to Jesus P. Flores in Pueblo on May 21, 1949. She is preceded in death by her parents- her stepmother, Eloisa Gonzales Viude De Santana- stepbrother, Arturo J. Gonzales- and her stepsister, Esther Gonzales. Bernadine is survived by her loving husband, Jesus, of the family home- four sons, Jesus L. (Eleanor) Flores and Danny T. Flores, both of Pueblo, John L. (Rosina) Flores, Aurora, and Arthur X. (Tina) Flores, Colorado Springs- daughter, Carmen L. Castruita, Pueblo- 15 grandchildren- eight great-grandchildren- and by her step-uncle, Rev. Daniel Gonzales, Mexico. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Friday, with both services at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Rev. Ervin J. Schmitt, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at 1238 Elm.

Flores, Cleofas Avelino
Cleofas Avelino "Abbot" Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2000 - Cleofas Avelino "Abbot" Flores passed away Feb. 24, 2000, following a lengthy illness. He was born June 10, 1943, in Villanueva, N.M., to Sara and Esequiel Flores, who preceded him in death. Also preceded in death by grandson, Marcus Valdez Flores. Abbot is survived by his children, Raymond (Kathy), Frank Flores, Regina (Mike) Valdez and Juan Flores; siblings, Sister Lucille Flores, Antonio (Linda), Fronto (Rita) Flores and Lydia (Louis) Sandoval; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Leander Church, 1402 East Seventh, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The family will receive friends at the church hall after the interment.

Flores, Felix
Felix Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 1943 - Funeral - Felix Flores, at Glenwood Springs. Colo., Friday. Son of Mrs. C. Flores, Jalisco, Mexico; brother of Victor Flores, Pueblo. Announcement later. T.G. McCarthy & Sons.

Flores, Felix
Felix Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 1943 - Felix Flores at Glenwood Springs, Colo., Friday. Son of Mrs. C. Flores, Jalisco, Mexico; brother of Victor Flores, Pueblo. Announcement later.

Flores, Filiberto
Filiberto "Phil" "Foo Foo" Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2000 - Filiberto "Phil" "Foo Foo" Flores, 77, passed away June 20, 2000. Preceded in death by his mother, Florentina; and father, Crispin; brothers, Andy and Auscencio; and sister, Mercedes. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Doris M. Flores; sons, Dennis (Debbie) Flores, David Flores, Daniel (Corrie) Flores, Donald Flores, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessica, Diana, Jennifer and Dawn Flores; brother, Juventino Flores; sisters, Julia (Joe) Barber and Grace (John) Cervantes; special nieces, Frankie Srdoc and Debbie Chavez; numerous other nephews and nieces; brothers and sister-in-law, John Sanchez, Mike and Josie Saucedo. After 35 years, he retired from the PAD, and 23 years at Bessemer School. He was a volunteer with the share programs at Holy Family, Calvary Baptist and St. Francis Church. Viewing Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rosary, Friday, 7 p.m., funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Flores, Gonzales
Gonzales Flores – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Gonzales Flores is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Gonzales Flores: Mexican, age 22, married with no surviving children. He was a driver for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Flores, Graziano M.
Graziano Medina Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2003 - Graziano Medina Flores, 82, passed away June 22, 2003. Born Dec. 18, 1920, to Mauricio and Catalina Medina Flores, who preceded him in death along with mother- and father-in-law, Pablo (Josephina) Villegas; sons, Martin and Benjamin Medina; two brothers and one sister. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lucy Medina; children, Kathy (Gilbert) Leanos, Eleanor (Jess) Flores, Florenzio (Carol) Medina, Margaret (Ismael) Lopez, Rosa (Rudy) Molina, Mary Ann (Ramiro) Lopez, Ruben Medina, Lupe (Nick) Olguin, Robert Medina, Carol (Robert) Sais; daughters-in-law, Chris Medina and Amy Martinez; 35 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Martin, Aurelio, Lucio and Benjamin Medina. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass 11 a.m. Thursday; both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Flores, Jose Luis
Jose Luis Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2004 - Jose Luis Flores, 60, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Juanita Flores; stepfather, Gregory Nava; brother, Jesse Flores; and stepson, Phil Cordova. Survived by his loving wife, Mary Flores; children, John (Val) Flores, Theresa Martinez, Bobby Joe Cordova, Richard (Valarie) Cordova, Max (Kim) Cordova, Frank (Daniel) Cordova, Arthur (Natalie) Cordova; daughter-in-law, Lillian Cordova; seven brothers; three sisters; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces; and his partner-in-crime, Fluffy, his beloved dog. Memorial (graveside) service, 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 8, 2004, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Flores, Juventino Paul
Juventino Paul "J.P." Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - Juventino Paul "J.P." Flores, 89, born Jan. 25, 1914, passed away April 15, 2003. Survived by his wife of 27 years, Daisy Flores; children, Rene (Dorothy) Flores, Robert (Inez) Flores, Raymond (Pauline) Flores, Randy (Jessica) Flores and Russell Flores; step-children, Theodore Mariano, Becky (David) Lucero, Danny Mariano, Mose Cordova, Anthony Cordova, Kenny Cordova, Mary (Steve) Martinez and Ronald Albo. Also survived by 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 38 step-grandchildren; 22 step great-grandchildren; sister, Grace (John) Cervantes; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Rachel Flores; and son, Richard Flores. J.P. was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, having served in World War II. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1979 after 35 years of service. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Flores, Letitia
Letitia Ann Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2002 - Letitia Ann Flores, 22, passed away unexpectedly April 5, 2002, in Pueblo. Born Nov. 23, 1979, in Rumford, Maine. Preceded in death by brother, Jose L. Flores Jr., born April 8, 1981, died Aug. 29, 1992; grandparents, George and Amelia Flores, and William Martinez. Survived by her parents, Jose (Marina) Flores, Pueblo, and Pat (Marcus) Padilla, Craig, Colo.; brothers and sisters, Vanessa Padilla, Craig, Colo., Marcus and Victoria Padilla, Wichita, Kan., Eljon and Robby Marquez, Joie Amelia Flores, Pueblo ; grandparents, Maria Martinez, Ernesto and Clorinda Arellano, and Lee and Mary Padilla; great- grandmother, Dora Candelaria; godparent, John Flores; devoted aunt, Margie Pierce. Letitia was a junior majoring in social work at USC. She enjoyed Christian music, singing and playing the piano. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, both at Romero Chapel with pastors Paul Elder and Albert Struck officiating. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at 1120 Fearnow, and 3210 Nuckolls Ave.

Flores, Maria Lydia
Maria Lydia Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2005 - Maria Lydia Flores, 77, passed away March 1, 2005. Survived by her husband, Miguel Flores; children, Robert Florez, Colorado Springs, Christina (William) Florez-Barnes, Colorado Springs, Carolyn (Michael) Richter, Franktown, Colo., Diane (Jay) Kirby, Pueblo, and Jim (Brenda) Flores, Johnstown, Colo.; sisters, Flora Rodriguez and Jenny (Richard) Lemos, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Amy (Mark) Leiby, Jennifer Richter, Melissa Kirby, Nicole Kirby, Stephanie Mansfield, Taylor Moore, Keri Colletti, Melanie Colletti, Alexander Flores, Joshua Flores, Micah Flores, Evan Flores, Seth Flores, Erin Flores and Craig Flores-Gonzales; and great-grandchildren, Mark Leiby III, Justice Pena and Deahna Mansfield. Preceded in death by her son, John Flores; and brothers, Ray Watta and Lucas Watta. Maria was born Aug. 3, 1927, in Pueblo. She was a loving wife and mother, and shared with her children the love of adventure and the joy of family. Maria was actively involved at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church as a former president of St. Rita Sodality and a member of the District Council of Catholic Christian Women, serving as historian. Visitation, 11:30 a.m. to service time today, at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church , 421 Clark, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino, as celebrant. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home.

Flores, Pedro Arrieta
Pedro Arrieta Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2002 - Age 30, Pueblo resident for the past 10 years departed this life Feb. 4, 2002. Born Feb. 20, 1971, in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. He was a construction worker who knew framing, cement equipment operator. He could do many jobs. Survived by his parents, Jose and Maria Flores Arrieta of Union de San Antonio, Jalisco, Mexico; siblings, Marta Laura Flores, Jose deJesus Arrieta, all of Pueblo, Susana Arrieta, Juan Carlos Arrieta, Francisco Alonzo Arrieta, Daniel Alberto Arrieta, all of Jalisco, Mexico. Funeral Mass has been said at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Rev. Robert Carden was the celebrant. Interment will be in Jalisco, Mexico.

Flores, Robert Henry
Robert Henry Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2006 - Robert Henry Flores, 45, passed away unexpectedly June 28, 2006. He was born Aug. 13, 1960, in Albuquerque, N.M. He served in the U.S. Navy, he was a licensed hairstylist and he sold western boots for Cowtown Boots for many years. While in the Navy, he received commendation for the saving of a fellow seaman's life. His love for children prompted him to help coach children's Bantam league football, basketball and baseball. He made sure all children had a chance to play. His coming from humble beginnings taught him valuable lessons, and when he drove the ice cream truck through the streets of Pueblo there were many times Bob gave the children a free snow cone who wanted one but could not afford to buy one. On Aug. 18, 1984, Bob married the love of his life, Regina Chavez. She survives him as do his children, Robert C. "Robby" Flores, Brittany Flores, Simon Flores, Jeremiah Flores; siblings, Urlinda (Mario) Padilla, Ben (Valerie) Lucero; father, Tony Lucero Jr.; mother in-law, Esperanza "Hope" Chavez; two grandchildren, Erin and Zoey. Bob is preceded in death by sister, Rachel Montoya; brother, George Norman Lucero; and father in-law, Frank Chavez. At the time of his untimely death, Bob was the accessory sales manager for the Dale Spradley Motor Co. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services, St. Pius X Catholic Church. The Father J. William Huber as celebrant. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Flores, Roberta
Roberta Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1986 - Roberta Flores, 82, late of University Heights Nursing Home, died Dec. 5, 1986. She was formerly of Trinidad. Survived by her children, Mercedes Franco, Roseanna Carlos, Porfirio DeAguero, and Joseph N. DeAguero, all of California; and Rudolfo DeAguero of Washington. Also survived by 23 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Survived by a sister, Mrs. Rumalda Cordova of Wyoming; and sister-in-law, Isabel Corral of Trinidad. Rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Flores, Ruth
Ruth Flores – Pueblo Chieftain – September 17, 2006 - Ruth Flores, 58, of Pueblo, passed away on Sept. 10, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Amado and Marie Hernandez; daughter, Venus Flores; brothers, twin- Amado Hernandez Jr. and Simone Hernandez. Survived by her children, Denise (Joseph) Trujillo, Tony (Sherry) Flores Jr. and Melanie (Nelson Davis) Martinez; sister, Alvina (Victor) Trujillo; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; father of her children, Tony Flores Sr.; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. Ruth loved plants and cooking. Viewing from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday and prayer service to follow, 6 p.m. Funeral Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, all at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Union Highland Cemetery, Florence. Family and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after evening service and at 3 p.m. after burial. In lieu of food and flowers, donations can be made in Ruth's memory to Romero Funeral Home.

Flores, Ruth Maria
Ruth Maria Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2003 - Ruth Maria Flores, 81, of Fowler, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, in Pueblo. Survived by husband, Sam Flores; son, Lewis T. (Andrea) Flores of Fowler; daughters, Michelle (Orlando) Terrones of Crowley, Colo., and Leduvina (Charles) Marmolejo of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Manuel Castaneda of Pueblo and Salvador Castaneda of California; sisters, Louise Castaneda of Fowler and Lucy Arevalos of Fort Collins. Preceded in death by her parents, a son, Ralph, in 1983; a sister, Consuela Ramirez; and a brother, Frank Castaneda. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ordway. Burial will be in Fowler Cemetery.

Flores, Victoria
Victoria Flores - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2003 - Victoria Flores, 79, passed away on Aug. 20, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Victoria was born on Sept. 1, 1923, in Florence, Colo., to Leopoldo and Rayitos Gallegos. She lived in Pueblo for 56 years and was a devoted Catholic. Victoria was very loyal to the Catholic community. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leopoldo and Rayitos Gallegos; her brothers, Paul and Marshall Gallegos; sisters-in-law, Sarah Gallegos, Delores Gallegos, Wanda Gallegos and Cipriana Lucero, Augustina Baca and Eusebia Baca; brother-in-law, Antonia Baca and Nieves Lucero. Victoria leaves to cherish her memory her husband and best friend, Dionicio Flores; sons, Dennis (Evelyn) Flores, David (Debbie) Flores and Daniel (Angela) Flores; a daughter, Beatrice (Herb Romero) Flores; her brothers, Joe Gallegos, Esteban (Lupe) Gallegos, Johnny (Ruth) Gallegos; her sister, Hope (Max) Martinez; seven grandchildren, Ryan (Katieann) Flores, Jacqueline, Derek, Darren, Erika and Eric Flores, Greg (Andrea Baca) Salazar; two great-grandchildren, Shanda and Kordell Flores; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of relatives and friends. The Flores family would like to give a special thank you to the nursing staff of University Park Care Center, Autumn Park wing. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today, Aug. 25, 2003, and the funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003; both services at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Flores family will receive friends and family at The Holy Family Church Hall following the services.

Flores-Chavez, Felicia A.
Felicia A. Flores-Chavez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2005 - Felicia A. Flores-Chavez, 34, of Pueblo, passed away on Sept. 14, 2005. She is survived by her husband, Jesse E. Flores; daughters, Kaylee and Kristie; mother, Patsy Pacheco; sister, Annette Chavez; in-laws, Jessie and Eleanor Flores; and special aunts and uncles, and numerous family who loved her. She was preceded in death by her father, Pat Oliver Pacheco; grandmother, Aurora Chavez. Felicia was very devoted to family and her two daughters in dancing. She was a very giving person; there wasn't anything she wouldn't do for anyone. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2005. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive visitors at 908 E. Seventh St. or by calling 295-2219.

Florey, Angelina
Angelina Florey – The Record – December 4, 2004 - Stockton, CA - Mary Angelina Florey, 92, was born March 25, 1912, in Cokedale, Colorado and passed away November 29, 2004, in Stockton, CA. Mary was a homemaker and had lived in Stockton for 40 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Loren Florey. Devoted mother of George Craig of Brentwood, CA, Peggy Masson (Stan) of Oak View, CA and Alice Koehn (Kay) of Merced, CA. Loving grandmother of 8. Dear sister of Frank Polak (Dorothy) of Stockton. There will be no service or visitation. Private committal. The family suggests donations in her memory be made to the American Cancer Society.

Florez, Conception
Conception Florez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 1931 - Conception Florez, 54, April 1 at local hospital. Mother of Victor F. Sanchez, Pueblo and Mrs. Maxine Garcia, Chicago, Ill.; daughter of Victor Florez, Elmoro, Colo. Member of Mt. Carmel church, Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain April 3, 1937. Mary Conception Florez service Saturday, 1:30 p.m. from residence, 1501 East Abriendo; 2 p.m. Mt. Carmel church. To Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1937 - The funeral of Conception Florez will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. from 319 Spruce Street. Interment, Roselawn.

Florez, Joseph
Joseph “Bobby” Florez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2001 - Joseph “Bobby” Florez, 61, passed away Oct. 7, 2001. He retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1995. He is survived by four children, Beverly (Mike) Lacy of Phoenix, Mark Florez and Virgialee Florez, both of Anchorage, and Vernon (Patricia) Florez of Denver; two brothers, Manuel (Roseanne) Florez of Albuquerque and William (Virginia) Florez of San Diego; five sisters, Lupe (Paul) Vigil, Marie (Joe) Vallejos, Louise (John) Rodriguez and Rita (Fred) Granato, all of Pueblo, and Bonnie Trujillo of Denver; five grandchildren; and numerous relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Beatrice Florez, and brother, Tony Florez. Cremation. Funeral services will be held at Roselawn Chapel, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Florez, Richard A.
Richard A. Florez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1999 - Richard A. Florez, 50, of Holly, died July 26, 1999. Rosary scripture service,7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 1999. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29,1999. Both services at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Holly. Burial in the Holly Cemetery. Visitation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at ValleyMemorial Chapel, Holly. Memorial contributions to the Holly Volunteer Ambulance Fund.

Florez, Rupert Jay
Rupert Jay Florez - Pueblo Chieftain November 08, 2001 Pueblo. Cremation has taken place.

Flower, Martha
Martha Flower – Pueblo Chieftain – September 11, 2006 - Martha "Marti" Flower, 63, passed away Sept. 8, 2006. Survived by her daughters, Marguerite (Everett) Even II, Sherri Lombard and Jennifer Flower, all of Pueblo; special companion, Doug Dailey of Pueblo; siblings, Danny (Vera) Diaz of Westcliffe, Colo., Angie (Dave) Ortega of Greeley, Colo., Connie (Luz) Sanchez of Salida, Colo., Sarah (John) Garcia of Minnesota, Eva (Jan) Bolden of Salida, Colo. and Johnnie (Lawrence) Grisham of Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Melissa Crowell-Even, Dillon Crowell-Even, Aubrey Lombard, Hailey Crowell-Even, Wyatt Crowell-Even; 21 nieces and nephews, 51 great-nieces and great-nephews, 37 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and other special people in her life, Tom Crowell, Becky Gonzales, Dave Flower, Janet Myers, Troy Perry, Mary Wells, Everett Lombard, Carol and Warren Lombard. Preceded in death by her loving son, Jon Crowell in 1988; parents, Joseph and Aurelia Diaz; brother, Ernie Diaz; close friends, Father Richard O'Toole, Catherine, Tom and Bob O'Toole. Marti was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Chicago. She was dedicated to care-giving. Marti enjoyed playing volleyball for recreational leagues, baton twirling and tap dancing. She also enjoyed music, especially Elvis, The Eagles and Stevie Nicks. The family thanks Parkview Hospital's third floor cancer unit for their generous and heartfelt care given to Marti. Also, special thanks to Dr. Greg Berryman, Dr. Travis Archuleta and their staff and the staff at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Tuesday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the family present from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Father John O'Flynn as celebrant; both services at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th Street and Grand Avenue. Interment will follow the Mass at Ula Cemetery, Westcliffe.

Floyd, Carl
Carl Floyd – Yampa Leader – July 24, 1914 – Carl Floyd, aged eleven, was drowned while bathing in Bessemer ditch near Blende. The boy was the principal bread-winner of a family of seven. His father is an invalid and the other four children are younger. Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 14, 1914 - Boy, 11, Drowns in Pueblo Ditch - Pueblo - Plunging into water deeper than he thought, Carl Floyd, eleven years old, was drowned in the Bessemer ditch, near Roselawn cemetery.

Floyd, Henry
Henry Floyd - Fort Collins Weekly Courier - May 1, 1914 - Eight Militiamen Were Killed Near Walsenburg While Making Charge - By United Press - Denver, April 29 - Gov. Ammons at 1:15 this afternoon received advices that from five to eight men were killed at Walsenburg this morning. He stated that his information was to the effect that the militia under Col. Verdeckberg had made an assault on the position held by the armed strikers on a ridge west of Walsenburg and that five soldiers were instantly killed. Another report is that the commanding officer sent a detachment of ten men to take a section of the entrenched position and that only two came back, having left their comrades dead on the field. The mine officials here say that they were advised that eight soldiers had been killed. The wires are down and communication with the coal fields is only intermittent. By United Press - Trinidad, April 29 - Reports were received here that fighting had ceased at Walsenburg upon the arrival of 150 militiamen to reinforce the troops there. The announcement was made that the strikers would be disarmed, and to this the officials of the miners replied, "The men will surrender their arms and ammunition to the federal soldiers, but not to the mine guards or state militia." The strikers control every mine in the Walsenburg district except the Walsen mine, which is the richest one in the district and which is heavily guarded. They deny that the fatalities were heavy yesterday and say that only two were killed, one of them being Henry Floyd. He left the Walsen mine on a motorcycle and had a woman with him. The militia in operating their machine guns caught Floyd and killed him. The woman was unhurt. At the Forbes mine, five miles from here, firing has been resumed. The operators claim the strikers made an attack on the mine and set fire to the tipple and other buildings. Fort Collins Weekly Courier - May 1, 1914 - Long List of Killed and Wounded at Forbes Mine - Seventeen Known Dead - By United Press - Denver, April 30 - After almost 56 hours of continuous firing a truce has been declared between mine guards, militia and strikers at the Forbes mine near Walsenburg. With the declaration of a truce on Wednesday night at 9 o'clock it was learned that 17 are dead. Nine of these dead are at Forbes and six are seriously wounded. At Walsenburg five are dead in the city, three in the hills and three others severely wounded. The end of the Forbes battle left the mine property a smoking ruin. The men are now awaiting the arrival of the United States cavalry. The second squadron of the 5th cavalry will arrive at noon from Fort Leavenworth and two troops will be sent to Walsenburg by Capt. C. C. Smith, who is in command. The strike leaders promise to lay down their arms and surrender them upon the arrival of the federal troops. It is not known if the strikers will keep the promise. Conditions are such that both sides are ready to resume fighting at Trinidad and Walsenburg. Wednesday's carnage was revenge for the tragedy at the tent colony at Forbes last winter, when the militia knocked down the tents and drove the strikers and their families out. Tuesday night 200 armed strikers left the Gen. Brown camp and marched to the Forbes mine. Superintendent Nichols was on guard with 40 men and several machine guns. Wednesday morning the strikers opened fire. The machine guns kept the men back until the guns became leaded and for three hours the guards fought without their machine guns. They were compelled to flee, and then the strikers took the property and set fire to the buildings. The guards left six dead on the field and three others were located during the night. In the fighting at Walsenburg, Major P. C. Lester of the hospital corps was killed, as well as two strikers and Henry Floyd and George Bock. O. L. Wilmouth of Boulder, Glenn Martin of Longmont and Lieut. Scott were wounded. Col. Verdeckberg with 200 militiamen, with Capt. Swope in charge of the right wing and Capt. Baird on the left, tried to take the strikers' position, which extended over three miles of the hogback ridge. They ran into a terrific fire and were repulsed. It is stated that Donald MacGregor, a newspaper man, had charge of the strikers. Gov. Ammons announced definitely this morning that troops would not be taken out of territory not occupied by the federal troops.

Floyd, Robert N.
Robert N. Floyd - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2005 - Robert N. Floyd went home to be with our Lord on Dec. 6, 2005. He was the devoted husband of Carol for 38 years. Born in 1921 in Baltimore, Md. to Doris and Robert Floyd. Bob was one of eight children. Bob served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years in World War II before devoting 40+ years to Martin Marietta as a hydraulic engineer and quality control specialist. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Carol; daughters Deborah, Diane (Brad), Laurie (Mike), Patricia, Karen (David), and 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, brother Graham, sisters Norma, Alma and many friends. He was preceded in death by brother Tom, sisters Ethel and Vera. A memorial service will be held on Wed., Dec. 21 at 2pm at Littleton United Methodist church at 5894 S. Datura Street, Littleton, Colo.

Floyd, Thomas R.
Thomas R. Floyd - Dominion Post - November 1, 2003 - Morgantown, WV - Thomas R. Floyd, age 71, of Terra Alta, died Wednesday, July 15, 2003, at his home. He was born June 3, 1932, in Trinidad, Colo., a son of the late Henry Rodda and Margaret Butt Floyd. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad, after 33 years of service, as a signal maintainer and was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen and was a life member of the V.F.W. and the Military Order of Cooties in Raton, New Mexico. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Flemmens Floyd, of Terra Alta; three daughters, Doris M. Gustin, of Mountainair, N.M., Jeyneen M. Kelley, of Tunnelton, and Jeynelle M. Jones of Leola, Pa.; two brothers; two sisters; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, one brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Lobb Funeral Home, 295 South Price St. in Kingwood on Friday, July 18, 2003, from 1-3 p.m. Burial will follow in Raton, New Mexico.

Fluallen, John H.
John H. Fluallen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1971 - John H. Fluallen, of 1420 E. Fifth passed away at Parkview Episcopal Hospital Wednesday Nov. 24, 1971. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Fluallen of the family home; daughter, Mrs. Joyce White, and granddaughter, Kelly White of Colorado Springs, Colo. Also survived by sister, Mrs. Georgia Beeman, Pueblo, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Fluallen was born in Pueblo, Jan. 6, 1911, and was a mechanic for the Pueblo Transportation Co., retiring in July 1971. Member of the Amalgamated Association of Street Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employes of America. Services will be held in the Rouch Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Hugh A. Critchett officiating. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery.

Fluallen, Ruby M.
Ruby M. Fluallen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1991 - July 23, 1991 - Ruby M. Fluallen, wife of John Fluallen, who passed away on Nov. 24, 1971. Mother of Joyce (Eldon) White, Colorado Springs. Grandmother of Kelly and Wendy White, both of Colorado Springs. Sister of Bob (Carol) Towns, Mary (Dallas) Vest, both of California, and Violet Brill, Pueblo. Sister-in-law of Georgia Beeman, Pueblo. Mrs. Fluallen had worked as a seamstress for Dundee Cleaners and had attended Parkhill Baptist Church. She was a member of Cactus Rebekah Lodge No. 2, and Royal Neighbors of America, Camp No. 2310. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by Pastor Wayne R. Ward. Interment, Mountain View. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Those who wish are asked to send memorials to the American Heart Association through the funeral home office.

Flugstad, Grace
Grace Flugstad - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2006 - Grace Flugstad passed away March 7, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. Grace was born May 1, 1920, in Bozeman, Mont., and had lived in Pueblo for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Flugstad; and is survived by her children, Joan (Larry) Decker and Robert, both of Pueblo, Ronald and Randall, both of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A celebration of Grace's life, 4 p.m. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2006 -, Davis Memorial Chapel. Committal service, 3 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2006, Sunset Memorial Gardens, Billings, Mont.

Fluke, H. V. (Brother of)
Brother of H. V. Fluke - Westland News - March 20, 1919 - H. V. Fluke received the sad news this week of the death of a brother in Pueblo from appendicitis.

Flye, Helen Yvonne
Helen Yvonne Flye - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2005 - Helen Yvonne Flye, 87, went to be with the Lord June 18, 2005, in a care center in Prescott, Ariz. She was born in Culver, Kan., on Dec. 6 1917. Her mother, Cora Maybelle Brandt, and father, George Lester Blondefield, preceded her in death. She was married to Ralph L. Flye on June 27, 1936. Ralph preceded her in death in 1999. They were married for 63 years when he went home to be with the Lord. Helen is survived by four children: Bonnie and husband, Wayne Daniel of Prescott, Ariz.; Carol and husband, Joe Black, of San Angelo, Texas; Ron Flye of Paonia, Colo.; and Yvonne and husband, John, of Bay Point, Calif. She has nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Helen has one sister, Mary Ellen Heberly, Canon City, Colo.; two brothers, Richard Blondefield, Arizona, and Ellwood Blondefield, Nevada. She had two sisters, Margaret Kuhl and Virginia Nightingale; and one brother, Paul Blondefield, that preceded her in death. She also leaves behind many friends whom she loved dearly. Special thanks goes to her sister, Mary, and her husband, Don Heberly, for the loving care and help they gave to her for many years. Helen was a homemaker all of her life and she taught piano to many students where she lived over the years. Her dedication as the wife of a Baptist minister was unwavering and she was always there to support her husband in the churches where he was the pastor. She lived in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, California, and Arizona, but spent the last years of her life in Ca–on City, Colo. Her love of music and sharing it with the churches she was a member of was her joy in life. She taught numerous Sunday school classes and loved teaching children about God. The family requests that instead of flowers, memorials are sent to the hospice or to the Greydene Baptist Church Building Fund. Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2005, at the Holt Family Funeral Home with Pastor Richard A. Wilson of Greydene Baptist Church officiating. She will be buried in the Penrose Cemetery in Penrose, Colo.

Flynn, Thomas
Thomas Flynn - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - January 5, 1922 - The body of Thomas Flynn, 61 years old, prominent Pueblo business man, was found hanging from a rafter in the Basement of his place of business, by his son. Coroner R. B. Dibble announced that Flynn left a note in which he bade his friends good-by and designated the cemetery in which he wished to be buried. Despondency is assigned as the cause for his act. Flynn came to Pueblo in 1884 and had been the saddle and harness business since that time.

Flynn, W. S.
W. S. Flynn - Wray Rattler - April 06, 1916 - Switchman Dies from Injuries - W. S. Flynn, 26, a switchman at the steel works, fell from the running board of a switch engine as he was returning to work. Both legs were crushed and he died as he was being taken into the Minnequa hospital.



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